Things to do in Wellington

Nestled around a sparkling natural harbour amidst beautiful rolling hills, New Zealand’s capital city is simply unforgettable.

Best-known for its thriving film industry, beautiful public spaces, down-to-earth people and wild weather, there is an endless list of fun things to do in Wellington.

Be sure to explore the harbour, where you’ll find some of the city’s top restaurants and a perfect spot for people-watching. In the streets of Te Aro, slow down for the day to drift between boutique shops and European style cafés. At night, visit one of the vibrant bars or eclectic restaurants selling cuisine from around the world.

Wellington Activities and Attractions

When you look at its natural landscape, it’s no surprise that Wellington is filled with adventure. Surrounded by green space, rolling hills, and mountains, there are many natural attractions. Head to the suburb of Khandallah and hike up Mount Kaukau.

On one side, you’ll find expansive views of the city. On the other, you’ll gaze into the distance towards the stunning Remutaka and Tararua mountain ranges. 

Where to Stay in Wellington

Whatever your budget, there are plenty of options to help you find your perfect Wellington accommodation. 

For a more luxurious or extravagant stay in the city, check into one of Wellington's vibrant boutique hotels. Naumi Studio is located on Wellington's trendy Cuba Street. Discover the stunning interiors and displays of local artists' works. QT Wellington is also a favourite for a glamourous stay in the city. Airbnb is another wonderful option for finding local Wellington accommodation and live like a local. 

Wellington History

Wellington's rich history has shaped its vibrant character. From its Maori settlements to becoming the political centre, Wellington's past is intertwined with significant events. Devastating earthquakes led to the city's rebuilding, while iconic landmarks like the Beehive and Wellington Cable Car showcase its architectural heritage. Today, Wellington blends its historical narrative with a thriving arts scene, festivals, and natural beauty, offering visitors a captivating destination where past and present converge.



Getting to Wellington